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Day And Night Stories

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Algernon Blackwood


Fifteen short stories by Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (1869 – 1951), an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific w…

Days with the Great Composers

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May Gillington Byron


An imagined day in the life of each composer gives the anonymous author scope to describe each one's work and life, sketchily, of course, bu…

Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West

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Cyrus Townsend Brady


Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest. As a priest he spent some time on the American frontier as a miss…

The Best British Short Stories of 1922

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Various and Walter de la Mare


Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced o…

Cape Cod Stories

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Joseph Crosby Lincoln


This book (eleven short stories) was also published under the title of “The Old Home House”. Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870 – 1944) was an Amer…

Sheriff Larrabee's Prisoner

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Max Brand


The stranger rode up in the pouring rain to the lonely ranch house. Before dawn he was riding quickly away. Who had killed old Mr. Benton?…

Lin McLean

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Owen Wister


Lin McLean is an unaffected, attractive young cowboy in the Wyoming territory before statehood. This book is various stories in his life. (S…

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

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William Dean Howells


Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

The Water Ghost and Others

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John Kendrick Bangs


Eight ghost stories by a master story teller and humorist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Summary by David Wales)

Blazed Trail Stories and Stories Of The Wild Life

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Stewart Edward White


Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books …

The Wheel Of Time

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Henry James


Fanny Knocker is a very, very plain young woman. She is introduced to the extremely handsome, thoroughly impoverished, younger son of an old…

Sherman's March To The Sea, And The Burning Of Columbia, South Carolina, From H…

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William Tecumseh Sherman


This librivox recording comprises part of chapter 22 and all of chapter 23 (The March To The Sea – From Atlanta To Savannah – November And D…

The Great K. & A. Train-Robbery

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Paul Leicester Ford


In this short novel the narrator is a superintendent on the K. & A. railroad, sometime in the late nineteenth century. The train is robb…

Myths And Legends Of The Pacific Northwest Especially Of Washington And Oregon

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Katharine Berry Judson


The basis on which these myths were selected necessarily excluded those which showed traces of the white man's religion or of the red man's …

Bernard Treves's Boots; A Novel Of The Secret Service

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Laurence Clarke


What has Manton gotten himself into? His impersonation has broader implications -- and more dangerous ones -- than he had imagined. (Summary…

A Little Book of Christmas

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John Kendrick Bangs


Summary: Four short Christmas stories, a bit sentimental, but still affecting and worthwhile. Plus Four Christmas verses. (Summary by David …

Red Men And White

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Owen Wister


These eight stories are made from our Western Frontier as it was in a past as near as yesterday and almost as by-gone as the Revolution; so …

The Discovery Of The Future

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H. G. Wells


The Discovery of the Future is a 1902 philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells that argues for the knowability of the future. It was originally …

The Long, Long Trail

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Max Brand


A willful flirtatious girl; a morose family; a dark, mysterious, and (to some) alluring man; lots of horses, guns, honor, love, courage, and…

Tales Of Lonely Trails

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Zane Grey


Western novelist Zane Grey (1872-1939) also wrote nonfiction books about the American West and its country. This 1922 tribute to country he…

Auguste Rodin

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Rainer Maria Rilke


Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work. (From the translators’ Preface) Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, was a…

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